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RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: Railway Age’s Women in Rail awards recognize leaders for driving their businesses forward while making a difference in the industry and in their communities.

Wabtec Fuel App with Adebayo Onigbanjo – RAIL GROUP ON AIR

Why are railroads seeking fuel-saving technologies? How much can they expect to save on fuel costs by using a fuel monitoring and reporting system such as the Wabtec Fuel App? What are

For Wabtec, ‘Solid’ 3Q21 Results, ‘Narrowed’ Full-Year Guidance

Wabtec Corp. “strengthened” its financial position in third-quarter 2021, growing its multi-year backlog, in spite of growing global supply chain disruptions and rising costs, the company reported on Oct. 27.

On Oct. 13, Wabtec employees Eric Gebhardt (left), Dr. Sujatha Narayan and Gopal Madabhushi inaugurated the company’s new engineering lab in Bengaluru, India.

Wabtec Launches Engineering Lab in India

Wabtec Corp. on Oct. 13 opened a new engineering lab in Bengaluru, India, for rail equipment component design and performance testing.

Wabtec Fuel App Takes the Guesswork Out of Fuel Management

Do you know where, why, and how your engines are consuming fuel? For many railway operators, the answer is no.

“Our team delivered strong execution in the second quarter and strengthened our financial position, despite severe disruption in India stemming from the pandemic, continued challenges in our OE end-markets and inflationary pressures globally,” Wabtec’s President and CEO Rafael Santana said during a second-quarter 2021 earnings report on July 29.

Wabtec 2Q21: ‘All-Around Beat, Backlog Grows’

Despite continued market challenges, Wabtec Corp. “strengthened” its financial position in second-quarter 2021, growing its 12-month backlog—“the highest since second-quarter 2019”—and posting a “year-to-date book-to-bill above 1.0,” the company reported.

“Our FLXdrive locomotive (pictured), the world’s first 100% battery-powered locomotive, has proven its potential to slash carbon emissions by up to 30% when operating at 6 MWh,” said Wabtec President and CEO Rafael Santana. “But we can’t stop there. By working with GM on Ultium battery and HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell technologies, we can accelerate the rail industry’s path to decarbonization and pathway to zero-emission locomotives.”

Wabtec, GM Team on New Locomotive Power Systems

Wabtec Corp. and General Motors (GM) have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding to develop and commercialize GM’s Ultium battery and HYDROTEC hydrogen fuel cell systems to power locomotives.

Wabtec occupies 11,000 square feet of space in the first building of Neighborhood 91, an additive manufacturing and 3D-printing supply chain hub in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wabtec Unveils New Additive Manufacturing Facility

Wabtec Corp. has opened a 11,000-square-foot additive manufacturing facility at Pittsburgh (Pa.) International Airport’s Innovation Campus.

Amid Rising Railcar Demand, Who’s ‘Steeling’ the Show?

Railcar demand is on the rise, but so is the price of steel, which Cowen and Company estimates has put a 15%-25% premium on newly built equipment.

BRC is using a new cloud-based crew management system from PS Technology to automate record-keeping and scheduling processes.

Supply Side: PS Technology, Wabtec, Senceive, Bentley

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago (BRC) has selected PS Technology’s (PST) crew management system; Wabtec Corp. will supply Alstom with advanced brake systems and other components for new trains in India; Canadian industrial technology group Eddyfi/NDT has acquired London-based Senceive Ltd.; and Bentley Systems, Inc., an infrastructure engineering software company, has established an education program and is purchasing two software providers.